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Turmeric

Turmeric is widely used as a spice, food conserving and tinting material in India, China and South East Asia. It has been used in old treatment as a domestic therapy for various illnesses, including: biliary disorders, anorexia, cough, diabetic wounds, hepatic disorders, rheumatism and sinusitis. For the last few decades, wide-ranging work has been completed […]

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Ginseng

Ginseng has been used by man for thousands of years as an invigorating substance; it is a very popular medicinal plant. Ginseng is a substance that is harmless and ineffective in the absence of stress, but can cause the body to restore normal metabolism when there is stress or damage present, regardless of their origin. […]

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Mustard

Mustard seeds have been used for centuries as a condiment. Mustard seeds contain in between 23 to 30% of protein, 29 to 36% of oil and 12 to 18% of carbohydrates, besides other minor components such as minerals, essential oils and phenolic compounds (isotiocyanates, dithiolthiones, and mucilage). Functional properties of the different components: Antimicrobial properties: […]

Healing herbs and spices

As we have talked, several natural foods, spices and herbs can be used as fuctional remedies, here are some helpful tips         Oregano: helps soothe your stomach muscles Mint: can ease hiccups Ginger: anti-nausea remedy Garlic: natural antiseptic Fenugreek: helps flush harmful toxins Fennel: can reduce bad breath and body odor Clove: […]